Welcome to the HESA Elections 2020
 Information Website


Call for Applications




Applications are now being accepted for all elected positions on the 2020-21 Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA) board, including President and Vice-President. We encourage applications from students seeking a distinctive leadership opportunity to represent Harvard Extension School students from all programs and across the globe. To be eligible, students must be HES degree candidates in good academic and disciplinary standing who can demonstrate their commitment to grow and develop as a leader in the HES community.



The HESA Constitution, found on the HESA website, includes a general description of each elected position.

The application period for HESA President and Vice President ends on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). The application period for HESA Directors will remain open until Friday, April 24th at 12:00 p.m. (EDT).

Once candidates are confirmed by the Dean of Students Office (DSO) to meet eligibility requirements, the elections committee will be in touch to discuss campaign and election details. Applicants will meet via Zoom with HESA's advisor, Mark Addison, and Associate Dean of Students, Shirley Greene, before their candidacy is confirmed. Applicants are not permitted to campaign prior to receiving DSO approval.

Before completing the Call for Applications form, be prepared to submit:

  • A Statement of Purpose (no more than 300 words)
  • A headshot (minimum 400 x 400 pixels)
  • A signed Statement of Agreement: HESA Election Campaign Rules
  • A link to a 1-2 minute video wherein you introduce yourself and address the following:
    • Why are you running?
    • What has been your biggest contribution to the HES community beyond the classroom?
    • What leadership strengths and skills do you bring to the role?
    • If elected, what is the top goal you hope to accomplish during your term?

To submit an application, eligible students must use the Call for Applications form link included in the March 30 email announcement from the HES Dean of Students Office. If you did not receive an email announcement, please contact Mark Addison in the DSO (see below for contact information).


  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Director of Club Affairs
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Events
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Outreach
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Director of Website Development
  • Treasurer

To contact the HESA Elections Committee with any questions, email Mark Addison in the Dean of Students Office at mark_addison@fas.harvard.edu.